Josh Willingham

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than Giants

The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.

10/24/2014

Marlon Byrd (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Joaquin Benoit  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images), Josh Willingham (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Lots Of Options, Little Action As Yankees Search For Deadline Upgrades

Will the Yanks shake things up? Maybe, but don’t expect a blockbuster. So far, GM Brian Cashman — no stranger to wheeling and dealing — hasn’t been linked to anyone of the big-splash variety.

07/31/2014

Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Yankees Linked To Several Players As Trade Deadline Fast Approaches

As they continue to look up at the top spot in the AL East and at both wild cards, the Bombers are in desperate need of everything and have actively been trying to upgrade a roster decimated by injuries.

07/30/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Deadline Doldrums? Difference-Makers Already On Yankees’ Roster

Maybe the Yankees could add a helpful piece. But the difference makers will be the guys they gave all that money to last winter: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

07/29/2014

Josh Willingham (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images), Jake Arrieta (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Yankees Showing Interest In Josh Willingham; Cubs’ Arrieta, Too?

It could indicate the Yankees, who have struggled to put runs on the board, may be willing sacrifice a dip in average for power numbers that Ichiro Suzuki can’t provide.

07/28/2014

Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees Split Squad Tops Phillies, Lose To Twins

Yankees’ split squads beat Phillies and lost to Twins on Friday.

WFAN–03/23/2012

Oakland Athletics Photo Day

Jemile Weeks Will Provide Speed And Spark To Top Of Athletics’ Lineup

Jemile Weeks is far from a perfect player, but he’s clearly a talented athlete who’s capable of making an impact at the Major League level.

03/15/2012